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University Board

The University’s highest decision-making body
The University Board's is to “supervise all matters concerning the higher education institution and shall be responsible for the performance of its duties”, according to the Higher Education Act, chapter 2 section 2.

The University Board is made up of the Vice-Chancellor, eight community representatives appointed by the Government, of which one is chair of the Board, three members of the academic staff and three students.

The members are appointed for three years, except for the student representatives, who are appointed for one year. The current term of office for the community representatives and academic staff representatives is 1 May 2013–30 April 2016. The student representatives sit from 1 July to 30 June.

University Board members


  • Jonas Hafström, ambassador

University Vice-Chancellor

  • Professor Torbjörn von Schantz

Community representatives

  • Anna Stellinger, Director-General, National Board of Trade
  • Börje Ljunggren, ambassador
  • Cecilia Christersson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Malmö Högskola
  • Lars Ljungälv, Head of Swedbank AB; Corporate and Instituational Banking Division
  • Mats Svegfors, former CEO of Sveriges Radio
  • Sofia Halth, Unit Manager, RFSU Göteborg
  • Magnus Mandersson, Senior Vice-President, CTO Ericsson

Academic staff representatives

  • Docent Ann-Katrin Bäcklund, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Professor Sven Lidin, Faculty of Engineering
  • Professor Tommy Andersson, Faculty of Medicine

Student representatives

  • Oskar Styf
  • Emil Nilsson
  • Björn Sanders


  • Cecilia Billgren, head of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office
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Contact information

Cecilia Billgren, Secretary
cecilia.billgren [at]
+46 (0)46 222 7024

To contact Jonas Hafström, please email:

Gerd Hawaleska, Unit Administrator
gerd.hawaleska [at]
+46 (0)46 222 3895
+46 (0)706 19 3895


Board meetings

Friday 12 February
Friday 15 April
Wednesday 22 June
19-20 September
Friday 28 October
Friday 9 December